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ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest Winners | Spring 2011

Congratulations to Davina Palik, the winner of the ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter award!

Here are the Top 20 overall winners from the ISPWP Spring 2011 Wedding Photography Contest. Click on the button to view the gallery.

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Davina Palik - davina+daniel - Montreal Wedding Photographer - ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter - Spring 2011

Davina Palik – ISPWP Photographer of the Quarter – Spring 2011
davina + daniel
Montreal, Quebec

2nd Place:

Sol Tamargo, del Sol Photography – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

3rd Place:

Benjamin Godkin, Godkin Photo – Austin, Texas

4th Place:

Ron Storer, ron storer photography – Seattle, Washington

5th Place:

Emin Kuliyev, Emin Wedding Photography – New York, New York

6th Place:

Rafa Ibáñez, Rafa Ibáñez Photographer – Monterrey, Mexico

7th Place:

Dave Getzschman, Chrisman Studios – San Francisco, California

8th Place:

Erik Clausen, Erik Clausen – Dallas, Texas

9th Place:

Caroline Robert, Caroline + Ben Photography – Austin, Texas

10th Place:

Matt Theilen, Theilen Photography – Lake Tahoe, California

11th Place:

Liliya Gorlanova, Liliya Gorlanova – Moscow, Russia

12th Place:

Jan Garcia, Jan Garcia Photography – Los Angeles, California

13th Place:

Natan Sans Blasco, NATAN FOTOGRAFIA – Barcelona, Spain

14th Place:

K.C. Wong, Tinydot Photography – Singapore

15th Place:

Sasha Leahovcenco, You+We Photography – Fresno, California

16th Place:

Peter Pawinski, Pawinski Photography – Chicago, Illinois

17th Place:

Matt Adcock, del Sol Photography – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

18th Place:

Ekaterina Mukhina, Purlita – Moscow, Russia

19th Place:

Mark Wallis, Mark Wallis Photography – London, UK

20th Place:

Jos Smith, JOS studios – Portland, Oregon

Contest Image Category Galleries

Use these links to jump directly to specific contest categories.

Getting Ready

Family Love

Framing the Subject


The Decisive Moment

Movement and Motion

First Dance

Bride Portrait

All About Light


Bride and Groom Portrait

Wedding Details

Emotional Impact

Bridal Party Portrait

The Wedding Dress


Engagement Portrait

Pure Art

Kids Will Be Kids

Venue or Location


First Prize – Photographer of the Quarter | $1,000 Cash | 1st Pick of Product Prizes

Second Prize – $500 Cash | 2nd Pick of Product Prizes

Third Prize – $250 Cash | 3rd Pick of Product Prizes

Fourth Prize – $150 Cash | 4th Pick of Product Prizes

Fifth Prize – $100 Cash | 5th Pick of Product Prizes

More Product Prizes will be awarded depending on the number of prizes available

Product Prize Descriptions
Kubota Image Tools Kubota Image Tools Essentials Pak (value $599)
Kubota Image Tools creates time-saving Photoshop plug-ins and Lightroom presets for quickly enhancing images with professional results. Go beyond the basics and get maximum productivity. All the tools you need to create stunning images. Get up and running within minutes with the Kubota Essentials Pak – this super-fantastic Pak will put you in the driver’s seat and in the fast lane of photography. Using theDASHBOARD™, you will fly through your post production enhancements with ease and be amazed with your results.
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Pro DPI ProDPI Photo Lab Gift Certificates ($200, $100, and $50 value)
ProDPI is providing print certificates in the amounts of $200, $100, and $50. Winners can redeem their certificates for any ProDPI product!
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AsukaBook (3) $100 AsukaBucks Certificates (Cannot be combined with any other discount or used on samples)
AsukaBook USA was one of the first companies to offer professional quality coffee table style printed books for photographers. Their books are widely endorsed by professional photographers and graphic designers because of the exceptional quality of our products. They offer an array of press-printed books in a great selection of sizes and beautiful page finishes. Their DVD Presentation Book is a great new way to showcase your client’s images and their NeoClassic is an incredible new flush mount option.
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Pixpa Pixpa Website – A free year subscription of the Pixpa Plus plan ($299 value)
We are also offering a 50% discount to the contest top 20 finalists on any of the Pixpa yearly subscriptions.

Pixpa is an online service that enables photographers, artists and designers to showcase, sell and share their work with style and simplicity. Pixpa helps creative professionals create their personalized and professional web presence easily and cost-effectively. Pixpa websites provide full creative control, flexibility, awesome social media integration, and plans that start at $9/month. No setup fees. All features included.
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Willow Album Design Willow Album Design – Album design up to 30 pages with layered Photoshop files ($250 value)
Fresh, clean album design is what we offer to photographers that want to focus on the their imagery. Willow Album Design can help you spend more time creating photographs and less time attached to the computer afterward. With three different design styles, there’s a perfect album design solution waiting for you.
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Finao - Albums with attitude

Gift Certificate towards a sample Finao ONE album ($250 value)

Albums with attitude. Winner will be given a coupon after the close of the contest.
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Triple Scoop Music

Triple Scoop Music – Lifetime song license to 1st – 4th place winners ($60 value each)
The 1st – 4th place winners will each receive a lifetime license for any single song from Triple Scoop Music. TSM offers award winning music by an impressive list of independent artists, including Grammy & Emmy winners. You can select from thousands of hand-picked royalty-free songs by award-winning artists and composers. Easily find great songs and use the music legally for marketing and promotion. Hear why the world’s top photographers grow their business with music from Triple Scoop Music.
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Think Tank Photo

Urban Disguise 40 V2.0 ($155 value)
The briefcase size Urban Disguise 40 V2.0 fits more gear that it appears! A wide angle lens with hood in position, 24-70 f2.8 with hood in position and 70-200 f2.8 with hood reversed all fit vertically into this slim shoulder bag. Now it’s the photographer’s choice to attach a pro size or regular size DSLR to the short lenses. The new Expansion Zipper increases the depth of the Urban Disguise 40 V2.0 to fit a pro size DSLR with a lens attached, inside the main compartment!
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Fundy Software Album Software

Fundy Software – Fundy Dollars Gift Certificate ($150 value)

75% of surveyed users say they’ve cut their production time in half (or more) using Fundy Software Products. The Fundy Dollars may be used on any product or combination of products.
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Photodex - Pro Show Web

One Year Premium Subscription to ProShow Web ($150 value)
Photodex is providing a free, one-year, Premium subscription to ProShow Web. ProShow Web is an all new way to create video slideshows online from any Mac or PC. Just upload your photos and videos, pick a theme, add some music and in moments you’ll have a totally gorgeous video that your clients will love. Post on Facebook, YouTube, Smugmug, even embed on your blog or website. Download 1080p HD videos to your computer or burn DVDs or Blu-ray discs for clients.
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Totally Rad Actions

Totally Rad Actions 2 – The Revenge – Version 1.2 ($149 value)
TRA2 – The Revenge is the cutting-edge new action set from the creators of the beloved Totally Rad Action Mix. TRA2 is a completely new set of actions for Adobe Photoshop that work together as a system, giving you an unprecedented blend of convenience and flexibility. This action set will unlock countless possibilities for making your photos shine, from dramatic black and whites, to vintage color effects, to everyday utilities to enhance your images. TRA2 is also the perfect compliment to the original Totally Rad Action Mix, adding powerful tools to your arsenal, while working seamlessly with the tools you already know and love.
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RileyG Camera Straps

Riley G Designworks: One designer camera strap by ISPWP Member Aaron Willcox ($98 value)
Upgrade your style with your choice of any of our rockin’ camera straps. Pick from any design line including the limited edition straps made from upcycled vintage car seats. All our camera straps are proudly hand-crafted here in the USA and made with a great mix of new and recycled materials. Each strap is carefully constructed and fabricated for you. Several lengths and camera attachments are available to fit your shooting style.
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Proofmaker by ISPWP Member Mike Dickson ($75 value)

Proofmaker is a Photoshop CS3, CS4 and CS5 script that will generate bordered proof images with the image name, or copyright information — or both (or neither) — into your photos, in one easy step. Easily turn your photos into bordered, labeled proofs!
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Red Boot Design

Classic White album template ($60 value)

Red Boot Design is a service for photographers who want to provide their clients with the utmost quality in album design. We specialize in custom design and also offer album templates. The Classic White is a clean and modern album template with 40 sides. Template set includes 7 sizes, and may be used for any album company. Versatile layouts are perfect for wedding, portrait, commercial, etc.
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Roberto Ramos Roberto Ramos, Barcelona, Spain
Roberto Ramos is a wedding photographer in Barcelona. Roberto studied photography at the prestigious GrisArt school in Barcelona. He has worked as a photojournalist for the Enfoque News Agency and also as a freelance photographer. When he discovered a new way to understand wedding photography that was influenced by a personal style, creativity, and fun, it became his passion and his life. His work is recognized by his peers as having a bold vision and breaking new ground.
Rejane Wolff Rejane Wolff, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Rejane Wolff has a marketing degree and she worked in big companies in this field for almost 10 years. She decided to leave her career behind to dedicate herself to her true passion which started as a hobby. After photographing her first wedding she knew she couldn’t stop. More than just capturing moments her main purpose is to capture emotions. Her company, Rejane Wolff Fotografia, is run by her and her husband, Daniel Poletto. They both believe that a good relationship with their clients builds a bond and also getting to know them is extremely important to get personalized photo with special meaning to their clients. Today they are part of the major associations of wedding photography in the world and they have won several awards.
Mike Peyzner Mike Peyzner – Choco Studio, San Francisco, California
Mike Peyzner caught a glimpse of his life’s true calling when he was asked to second shoot at a wedding in 2005. He was inspired to his core by the love, emotion, and the interactions which can be found at every wedding. Since that day, Mike has studied the art form extensively and together with his wife, Nat Valik, formed a business focused on capturing moments which are most revealing of who the people are towards each other and their families. Choco Studio’s work has been published in magazines such as Brides Northern California, Bride and Bloom, and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons.
Heather MacEachern Heather MacEachern – HRM Photography, London, Ontario
Heather MacEachern started out shooting live music and her work with internationally known bands had appeared in the likes of the Globe & Mail and Elle Magazine before she was 18 years old. She graduated from Ryerson University’s photography program with a BFA in 2003. She fell into wedding photography while attending university and shortly after she graduated started her business HRM Photography. Heather’s fun personality, versatile shooting style and a serious commitment to quality make her stand out in the industry. Over the past 8 years, she and her associates have photographed over 500 weddings and were voted by brides as the #1 wedding vendor in London, Ontario in 2009.
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